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Civic Club welcomes excitement in Richards

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Excitement filled historic Richards Saturday as the newly reorganized Richards Civic Club welcomed the Hagerty Drivers Club as they toured Grimes County. The club stopped in Richards to take photos and enjoy coffee. It was a spectacle to see as many members dressed in period clothing.

The tour route began in Montgomery, stopped in Richards, Anderson and concluded with a private party at Thomas Ranch.

In anticipation of the visit, civic club President Greg Riley requested the use of an extension ladder to repaint the letters on the civic club building. William Cordelle answered the call not only allowing the use of the ladder but doing the painting as well.

The community has rallied around the civic club and have put in the work to improve the appearance of the once forgotten building. Michael Bauer mowed the community center and several people worked together to remove a fallen tree.

Don Brame brought his trailer to the community center and Randy Kiesler helped with his skid steer. Also joining in the efforts were Bobby Brame, Danny Brame and Xyrell Madrideo. Stephanie Schuler and Laurette Austin were thanked for beginning the cleanup of tree debris.

Club secretary Kara Hughes has also been a huge helped gathering volunteers for various projects.

The Richards Civic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the community center. Everyone is invited to attend the meetings.

Drifters is bringing Monday Night Football celebrations to Richards with potluck feast viewing parties. Week one starts Sept. 9, with a double header. The theme is dips. Bring your favorite dip and enjoy the games.

Richards United Methodist Church Youth group meets after school on Wednesdays until 6 p.m. This is for prekindergarten and above. Children are invited for weekly Bible devotions, fun activities, food, a chance to meet and hang out with friends and find a new church family.

There was another motorcycle accident on FM 149 in Montgomery County. The road has lots of curves and can be dangerous during normal driving speeds and road conditions. It is increasingly dangerous when either of those change.

Several Richards residents expressed their concerns on the Richards Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook page. Some of the main concerns were the speeds that motorcyclists travel and disregard for no passing zones. It was suggested that a speed trap needs to be implemented on FM 149 and 1488.

Residents reminded others that 149 is a Farm to Market Road and many farmers are in danger of being run over as they travel from one field to another.

Please use caution while driving and maintain safe operating speeds.

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